A safety project to install bullet-resistant glass at all of Milwaukee’s police district stations got a huge boost on Tuesday, April 12. The Milwaukee Police Foundation announced on Tuesday substantial gifts from private entities, led with gifts of $65,000 each from former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Phoenix Investors and Klein Development. Together with a $65,000 donation from the Police Foundation, a news release says these funds will be used to increase police district security throughout Milwaukee.
The push to get the bullet-resistant glass installed comes after an individual entered the Milwaukee Police District 5 station on Feb. 25, and opened fire on the staff. That suspect, identified as Darreon Parker-Bell, was arrested. Parker-Bell was charged March 1 with one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and seven counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon.
The citywide safety project cost is estimated at $260,000. The safety measures will be installed incrementally throughout Spring 2022. Read the full article here.